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Software Library: C64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units.

Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,509 in 2017). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.

The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview, "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."

In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, but the C64 was still one of the two most popular computers in the UK.

Part of the Commodore 64's success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology. It has been compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative and affordable mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles have been made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office productivity applications, and video games. C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible video game console, to run these programs today. The C64 is also credited with popularizing the computer demoscene and is still used today by some computer hobbyists.

In 2011, 17 years after it was taken off the market, research showed that brand recognition for the model was still at 87%.

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6566 (19xx)(Alpha Range)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Addybook #06 (1992)(Blaze)
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Alibaba (1988 02 23)(Rawhead)
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Amiga Memories (1987)(Kernal)
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Amorphis Pack 3 (1996)(Amorphis)
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45.2 Light Years (1990)(Yankees)(FR)
8 Bit Should Be Enough For Everyone (1998 12 29)(Neoplasia)
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Announcement (19xx)(Cascade)
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Xylonite (19xx)(Saga)
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Yo Yo Yo (19xx)(Deadline 4884)
Software Library: C64: Educational
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World Dateline (1991)(Loadstar)
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Atom's Classics (1992)(The Second Ring)
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Willow 2003 Partydisk (2003)( )(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: C64: Games
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Quantum (1989)( )
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by Phoenix Publishing Associates
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Moneybags (1983)(Phoenix Publishing Associates)
World Shoe 1988, The (1987 08 24)(The Fashion The Last Science)
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by Melbourne House
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Merry Christmas (1984)(Melbourne House)
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by Alternative Software
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N.E.I.L. (1988)(Alternative Software)
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by Personal Software Services
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Neoclyps (1983)(Personal Software Services)
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Haunting (2002)(Padua)
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by KSS
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Gyroscope Maker (1987)(KSS)(de)
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Top This (1989 07 13)(Venom)
Totally Stoned 2 (1993 05 30)(Booze Design)(Side B) & Obnoxious (1992 02)(Booze Design)
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Sprite Demo (1987)(Anti Copyright Association)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Music Disks
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Timerunner Music (1989)(Damage)
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Times, The #03 (19xx)( )
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Another Boring Demo (1987)(Riffs The Crazy Artists)
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Another Demopart (1992)(Trash)
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Antiriad Bust #01 (1988 08 05)(Antiriad)
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Anti Friction (1990 04 21)(Amok Future Technologies)
Software Library: C64: Games
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Antimonopoly (19xx)(Knight Soft)(de)
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Addicta Ball (1987)(Alligata Software)
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Airwolf 2 (1987)(Elite)[h Longjohn]
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Airwulf Demo (1988 06 12)(The United Software Crew)
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Abenteuer (19xx)( )(de)
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Acey Deucy (1980)(Vince Mills)
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Agente Speciale (198x)(Pubblirome)(it)
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86 Blocks (1988 03 10)(Heptagon)
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Alice (1986)(K. Priestley)
Alien Blast (199x)(Bayliss, Richard)[cr Da Laxatives][t +2]
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Alive (1988)(Danish Dream Line)
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Allan Border's Cricket (1993)(Audiogenic Software)[h AFL]
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Alley (19xx)(Byterapers)
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Alpha Flight Demo, The (19xx)(Alpha Flight)
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Always No 1 (19xx)(Promise)
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Always (19xx)(Dominators)
Software Library: C64: Games
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Movie Mogul (1985)(Loadstar)
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McCoy Football Director (19xx)( )
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by Rabbit Software
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Monopole CBM 64 (1983)(Rabbit Software)
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by Mastertronic
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On Cue (1987)(Mastertronic)
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by Sunshine Publications
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Nightmare Planet (1984)(Sunshine Publications)
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Pong (19xx)( )
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by Imagine Software
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Renegade (1987)(Imagine Software)
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by Cursor Magazine
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Quix (1978)(Cursor Magazine)[h ASS]
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Symbol Code (1983)(RUN CW Communications)
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Piece of Cake 3 & Other Stuff (1990)(Megastyle)
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Piece of Cake (1989 08)(Megastyle)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
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Piece of Cake (1989 05 28)(Defiers)
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Piece Of (19xx)(Contex)[Scrap]
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Piece of Art (1989 08 15)(Demotion)
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Piece of Crap (2010 06 26)(Fritske)
Pijak Potrafi Bumpmania (1999)(Arise)(Side A)[h Warriors of the Wasteland] NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
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Pikapieru (1988)(Beyond Force)
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Pink Elephants in Lemonade (1991)(Rebel Alliance)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Pivo #3 (19xx)(Tengu)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
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Place in Space Note (19xx)(Taboo)
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Place in the Space (1992)(Taboo)
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Partytrap (1992 04 20)(Beyond Force)
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Party Zax 2 (1995)(Albion Crew)
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Perditas 1st (1988)(Perdita)
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Perfidy (19xx)(Sage of Fraction)
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Panic (19xx)(Argus)
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Party Attraction (1990 04 16)(Flash)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
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Party Pack (1991)(The Ruling Company)
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Pappa Bagder (1990 04 15)(Oneway)